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The Spires at Berry College will hold an Open House Friday, December 8 to show off plans for the next generation of retirement living in Rome. The Open House will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Spires Information Center, 113 Broad Street in downtown Rome.

Remnants from the Dixie steamboat that sank at the confluence of the river have been moved from an exposed site in West Rome to covered space on General Electric property on Redmond Circle.

The old Esserman’s building, Broad Street, most recently home of the Peach Palace nightclub, has been sold to a pair of local businessmen. Mark Floyd, who owns the building and Rene Fountain, longtime local Bojangle’s owners and a developer of the North Broad Youth Center, have partnered to …

Sykes Enterprises, 25 Legacy Drive, a leader in providing comprehensive inbound customer engagement services to corporations around the globe, celebrated its 40th anniversary September 22.  Employees at the Rome call center celebrated their first anniversary in Rome on Thursday, Sept. 21.

Rome pharmacist Keith Winslette said that he has finally closed on the sale of property at the intersection of the Armuchee Connector and Martha Berry Highway for a new RaceTrac convenience store and filling station. Winslette said the company has also looked at other sites in Rome for new stores.

Two Floyd County 4-H’ers, Veeka Malanchuk and Lauren Wood, brought back high honors following the Georgia 4-H Congress in Atlanta the last week of July.  Malanchuk placed first in the International project and was named a Master 4-H’er. Lauren Wood placed second in the Performing Arts Dance …

Rome-based Hydro Dynamics ShockWave Xtractor hops extraction technology is currently being tested at Terrapin Beer Company’s Brew Lab adjacent to SunTrust Park in Atlanta, GA. 

Southwest Airlines recently donated a CFM56-3B1 high-bypass turbofan aircraft engine worth approximately $100,000 to Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Aviation Training Center to provide students with advanced training in troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining industry-grade avia…

Stephen Self’s Rhino Smokehouse is now open in the Armuchee Village shopping center, 3349 Martha Berry Highway.

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The annual Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home Low Country Boil has been set for Aug. 4. The event is the largest fund raiser of the year for the museum, which is operated by the Junior Service League of Rome.

 Senior Rome-Floyd County Planning Officer Bryan King has been named business development liaison in response to months of talks about how to make it easier for new companies to start a business in Rome.

Amanda DeWitt and Casey Gray are planning an open house Monday night for Ideal Meals, 874 Spider Webb Drive in North Rome.

Ceremonies have been set for June 21 to dedicate a new building at the Georgia Fire Academy in honor of the late George Lanier. The building is on the grounds of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.

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Kelly Services, 3 E. Sixth Ave. in Rome, will be hosting a manufacturing job fair at the placement agency offices Thursday, May 4. The company is recruiting more than 25 positions for a Suhner manufacturing company, 43 Anderson Road.

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Berry College officials have dedicated a new 4,600-square-foot Berry College Animal Science Laboratory near the Rollins Ruminant Research Center north of the Ford complex on campus.   

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Harbin Clinic doctors are stepping out to encourage Romans to get active this spring by taking part in the national Walk with a Doc program. The concept is simple, aimed at getting people on their feet, out in the community and healthier.

Georgia Highlands College plans to host a series of federal financial aid workshops on the first Friday of each month beginning this Friday, April 7, and continuing through the first Friday in December. The workshops are free and open to the public, and will be held on all GHC campuses. Atte…

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Agriculture has long been a backbone of the American economy.  This week, Keith Mickler, the University of Georgia Extension Service Director in Floyd County is encouraging Rome and Floyd County residents to celebrate Agriculture Awareness Week as they enjoy their meals or ride by farms up a…

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For Romans who love their flowers and veggies, and love to play in the dirt, it’s almost time for the annual Chieftains Museum Herb and Plant Sale – April 8-9 – at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds.

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One of Georgia’s giants in the field of archaeology, Pat Garrow, now a resident of Tennessee, will address the Northwest Georgia Archeological Society Thursday, March 9 at the Etowah Indian Mounds in Cartersville.

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The old Ed Wallace service station (now Cotton Patch Antiques), the Vicki’s Beauty Shop building and an adjoining laundromat building in Cave Spring have been sold at auction to Terry Caldwell, owner of the Joe Hill Lawnmower business in Cave Spring.

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The Rome Kiwanis Club is partnering with Pepperell High School to once again assist students in the process of preparing for job interviews. The club has worked with instructor Alana Ellenburg’s Freshman 101 class on the project for nine years.

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The McRae, Stegall, Peek, Harman, Smith & Monroe, LLP law firm completed its move to new space at Bridgepoint Plaza over the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

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Highland Rivers Health agency will receive three grants totaling $454,456 to help provide permanent support of housing and other services for homeless people in the region who have mental health or addiction issues.

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